The self-interest in defending Taiwan from PRC aggression. Michael Cole, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Jun 17, 01:11 AM
Phto: "Terror In Formosa", a news article from The Daily News of Perth, reported the status in March 1947.

In 1947, the invading forces from Mainland under Chiang Kai-shek, funder of the Kuo-min-tang (KMT) observed a peaceful demonstration and mowed down Taiwanese civilians.  Conservative estimates of the number murdered were 5,000.   Needless to say, this led to a semi-permanent antipathy by Taiwanese of the Chinese invaders—which, to this day, the Chinese who arrived with Chiang and their children and grandchildren believe does not exist.

Today's KMT is, regrettably, substantially in alliance with Beijing.
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The self-interest in defending Taiwan from PRC aggression.  Michael Cole, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

J Michael Cole, Senior Fellow, Global Taiwan Institute and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute: